Logic On Fire

The Life and Legacy of Dr. martyn Lloyd-Jones (DVD Documentary)

Price $36.00

125 in stock

Weight 1.3 lbs
Dimensions 8 × 6.25 × 1.5 in
ISBN 9784023223385

Matthew Robinson




DVD Documentary, NTSC, Widescreen


Media Gratiae

Feature Run Time

102 minutes


Region 0 (All Regions)

Number of Discs


DVD Release Date

Apr 12, 2015


Preaching & Teaching, Spiritual Growth, History and Biography, Pastoral Biography

Banner Pub Date

Apr 22, 2015

Logic on Fire is a feature-length documentary with over 4.5 hours of special features, a 128-page book, and much more. View the “DVD Features” below to see all that is included in this 3-DVD special edition set.

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‘I think it was Packer who said, to hear Lloyd-Jones was not so much to hear and analyze and experience a piece of oratory, but to come into the sense of the presence of God…I think he did that, perhaps, in the 20th century, better than anybody.’ — JOHN PIPER

‘Personally, I would like to think that he was actually far more interested in God coming than he was interested in a narrow view of revival. He was too God-centred to be interested in merely the horizontal.’ — SINCLAIR B. FERGUSON

‘I’m excited to have the movie exist, and to be released…We all have a set of people who have greatly influenced us, and we don’t know who we are without them…some of these people are more period pieces – they don’t connect quite as readily. I’ve never had that with MLJ.’ — ALBERT MOHLER

’50 minutes later you walked out and you had met with God. He had an amazing ability to make everything he was talking about from Scripture important.’ — D.A. CARSON

‘Don’t concentrate on Lloyd Jones’ fame – all of us praise God that he had the extended influence that he had, and that he still has today, but the core of that influence was what the man was. If you remember Iain Murray in the film saying, “when you were around this man, you felt like you had been around a man who knew God”. That’s the core of Lloyd Jones. He knew the Word of God, he knew his God, he was a man of prayer, he was a man of the Word, he preached that word, he relied on God’s means, and then he let it do it’s work…Another thing that I love about the film is that it shows what a warm person Lloyd-Jones was in his family relations, though he was sober when he was in public ministry in the pulpit. I think that’s a wonderful combination to see.’ — LIGON DUNCAN

Documentary Description

When Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones gave a series of lectures on the subject of preaching in 1969, he coined a term that became an emblematic description of his own ministry. “What is preaching?”, he asked. “Logic on fire!” But what does it mean and how does it manifest itself in preaching? Logic on Fire: The Life and Legacy of Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones charts the story of this remarkable man, widely considered one of the most influential preachers of the 20th century.

More than simply a recounting of the man’s life, Logic on Fire examines Lloyd-Jones’s home life, his spiritual influences, the emphasis he brought to his two pastorates, the way he sought a union of “logic” and “fire” in preaching, as well as his continued relevance and influence in evangelicalism today. Logic on Fire emphasizes not only the need for clarity in preaching, tenderness in pastoring, and carefulness in worship, but also a humble dependence upon God to make the work of the ministry effective.

Shot in historic locations across Wales, England, Scotland, and the United States, Logic On Fire features interviews with Jeremy Bailey, Ben Bailie, Keith Batstone, Ann Beatt, Christopher Catherwood, Elizabeth Catherwood, Jonathan Catherwood, Andrew Christofides, John Cheeseman, George Curry, Andrew Davies, D. Eryl Davies, Ian M. Densham, Adam Desmond, Liz Desmond, Kevin DeYoung, Ligon Duncan, Eifion Evans, Philip H. Eveson, Sinclair B. Ferguson, Ian Hamilton, W. Vernon Higham, Basil Howlett, John MacArthur, Bethan Marshall, Anthony Mathenia, Conrad Mbewe, Jason Meyer, Iain H. Murray, Robert Oliver, Bruce Powell, Richard Owen Roberts, John Snyder, R.C. Sproul, Ceinwen Swann, Justin Taylor, Geoff Thomas, David A. Tucker, Rhiannon Tunnicliffe, Jeremy Walker, Paul David Washer, and Donald S. Whitney.

DVD Features Expand ↓

  DISC 1
1 Feature Film
Logic on Fire: The Life and Legacy of Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones (01:42:00)
2 Extras
1966 Evangelical Controversy (14:40)
Westminster Fellowship (5:10)
Work of the Holy Spirit (13:40)
3 Set-Up
English Subtitles
  DISC 2
1 More From the Family
Ann Beatt – Memories and Chocolate (1:45)
Jonathan Catherwood – Lobsang Rampa (2:45)
Adam Desmond – Bethan & Her Handbag (2:50)
Ann & Elizabeth – Extended Interview (17:00)
2 Background
Ben Bailie – Medical Training at St. Barts (2:15)
Ann Beatt – Medical Knowledge and the Bible (1:40)
Ann Beatt – Medical Knowledge in Ministry (1:25)
Ligon Duncan – Roots of “Logic on Fire” (2:35)
Eifion Evans – Daniel Rowland and Welsh Methodism (15:00)
Anthony Mathenia – Methodology (3:05)
Iain H. Murray – Full Account of Lloyd-Jones’ Conversion (6:55)
3 Life at Sandfields
Jeremy Bailey – Life of Sandfields Chapel (6:00)
Jeremy Bailey – The Minute Book at Sandfields (3:15)
Jonathan Catherwood – Sandfields and His Grandparents (2:45)
Andrew Davies – Theological Understanding (2:20)
Andrew Davies – Testing the Pastoral Call (1:35)
D. Eryl Davies – Power in Preaching at Sandfields (4:25)
4 Life at Westminster
Christopher Catherwood – University Students (5:10)
Elizabeth Catherwood – Chapel Life (5:45)
Liz Desmond – Being a Child in Westminster Chapel (2:35)
Sinclair Ferguson – Pastoral Prayer (1:00)
Iain H. Murray – G. Campbell Morgan (4:00)
Iain H. Murray – Public Prayer (2:35)
Iain H. Murray – Silence in Church (2:35)
Richard Owen Roberts – Westminster Experience (9:40)
5 Preaching
D. Eryl Davies – Word and Spirit (3:45)
Ian M. Densham – In the Literal Presence of Preaching (3:35)
Kevin DeYoung – What Lloyd-Jones Modeled in Preaching
Sinclair B. Ferguson – Diagnosing Sin (3:55)
Conrad Mbewe – Understanding Scripture (4:00)
Bruce Powell – Pastoral and Evangelistic Preaching (2:05)
John Snyder – Dependence Upon the Holy Spirit (1:55)
Geoff Thomas – Dissecting a Lloyd-Jones Sermon (5:05)
Jeremy Walker – Defining “Logic on Fire” (4:20)
Jeremy Walker – Modern Preaching and the Problem of Men (6:00)
6 Legacy and Influence
John Cheeseman – Personal Influence (3:50)
Philip Eveson – Lloyd-Jones’ Involvement at LTS (5:10)
Basil Howlett – Free Trade Hall in Manchester (3:15)
John MacArthur – Personal Influence (5:35)
Iain H. Murray – Writing the Biography (6:10)
Robert W. Oliver – Advice in Westminster Fellowship (1:20)
John Snyder – Watching the Effects (2:05)
R.C. Sproul – Continued Relevance of Lloyd-Jones (4:40)
Ceinwen Swann – Influence Upon Rev. Derek Swann (3:05)
Geoff Thomas – Three Reasons to Know Lloyd-Jones (7:00)
Donald S. Whitney – An Example in Training Young Pastors (2:50)
  DISC 3
1 Behold Your God: Rethinking God Biblically
What is “Behold Your God?” (5:55)
Behold Your God – Trailer (3:25)
Week 11: Avoiding the Lies of Pragmatism (54:55)
Dr. John Snyder uses the example of Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones’ ministry to illustrate the “Beholding God: Avoiding the Lies of Pragmatism.” Media Gratiae’s Behold Your God: Rethinking God Biblically is a 12-week multimedia Bible study led by Dr. John Snyder that focuses on God’s self-revelation in the Bible, helping the believer to apply the descriptions of God to all of life.
Five high-quality postcard prints of unpublished MLJ photos and Logic on Fire movie posters.
– A beautiful clothbound 128 page book containing:
– Biographical notes on all 42 of the interview participants who contributed to the film or the additional content
– Unpublished photos of Martyn Lloyd-Jones
– Director’s Statement by Matthew Robinson about his own experience with Lloyd-Jones’ preaching and the impetus behind making a documentary film about him
– Editor’s Statement from MD Perkins on his approach to editing the interview footage
– Thoughts on the score by soundtrack artist Gregory Wilbur
– Transcripts of the four sermons used in the movie
– “What is Christianity?” (Matthew 9:10-13) never-before-published
– “The King and His Kingdom” (John 18:36-37) never-before-published
– “Acceptable Unto the Lord” (Ephesians 5:8-10)
– “How to Become a Christian” (Acts 2:37-38)
…and more.



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  1. irfonhughes

    Knowing the Doctor I know that this will be excellent! Knowing many of the contributors assures me that to look at this DVD will be a joy, and will refresh our minds regarding the influence he had on us and many others. The Doctor stayed in our home many times and they were always visits of great value and pleasure. May God use this DVD to encourage others to read and learn about this remarkable man of God!

  2. john.frahm

    Logic on Fire is outstanding. By considering the ministry of Dr Martyn Lloyd Jones the film reminds us of so many cherished Christian truths in regards to the reality of God in the Christian’s life, nature of God, faith, salvation – what it means to be born-again, the Christian pilgrimage, the sufficiency and power of God’s word, and so much more. It is absolute joy!

  3. d.harris1992

    This is the most edifying documentary I have ever seen. Logic on Fire is an incredible resource for Christians to connect with the history of one of the 20th century’s greatest expositional preacher, Martyn-Lloyd Jones!

  4. Sam

    Outstanding! I have read and listened to his sermons but this documentary brought the Doctor to life. You can only love and appreciate God’s work in Lloyd-Jones more as a result.

  5. Stephen Smith

    I have been greatly blessed by the ministry of Dr Lloyd-Jones (MLJ) so it is a privilege to review this DVD documentary. This package includes 3 DVD’s, a souvenir book, and some postcard photos. I will focus on the 3 DVD’s.

    The First DVD contains the main documentary and some extra features. The main documentary is 1 hour 41 minutes long, and starts with MLJ reading 1 Cor 2:4-5. This was a good way to start the documentary as MLJ regarded this as one of the most needful passages for the church today. The documentary features the providence of God in him shifting to Llangeitho, Wales, in his childhood. Llangeitho was the home of the great Calvinistic Methodist preacher Daniel Rowland, whose own ministry had a big impact on MLJ. The providence of God is also seen in MLJ studying medicine at St Barts hospital. St Barts was one of the very best hospitals in England and MLJ proved himself to be a gifted pupil. He studied under one of the hospitals leading clinicians, Sir Thomas Horder. Horder trained his students so their minds would become “mental instruments of precision”. He also gave MLJ a book on logic. In short, the providence of God was seen here because MLJ used these skills in diagnosis and logic in his sermons, his analysis of theological and social events in England, and also in his pastoral counselling.

    Of course St Barts was not a training institution for preachers. It could be called a “monument to scientific humanism”. But the Lord overruled so that it served as a valuable training institution for MLJ later ministry. In time he came to see the vanity of human greatness and that a longing heart could only be satisfied with Christ.

    The documentary continues with his ministry at Sanfields (Port Talbot, Wales), and Westminster Chapel, London. Both churches showed tremendous growth during his ministry. Some of the growth could be described as genuine revival. The documentary concludes with his years of ministry post Westminster Chapel and death.

    The extra features include an insightful discussion on MLJ’s view of the Holy Spirit, his role in the Westminster Fellowship and the 1966 Controversy with John Stott. It is true that MLJ’s view of the Holy Spirit has caused some controversy. The comments by Paul Washer and Iain Murray are especially helpful. MLJ view could be described in the words of John Knox “God gave his Holy Spirit to ordinary men in great abundance.” These extra features are described as ‘deleted scenes’. I found the choice of words a little unfortunate as the term deleted scenes implies they are less important. On the contrary these features give important insights into MLJ theology and ministry.

    The Second DVD includes insightful video clips from MLJ’s family including an extended interview with his two daughters. There is a background section with background on Daniel Rowland and Welsh Methodism, MLJ medical training, as well as his conversion by his biographer Iain Murray. There are sections on MLJ’s powerful ministry at Sanfields and Westminster Chapel. It is clear the Holy Spirit worked in a mighty way in his preaching and general ministry. The final section concludes with MLJ’s Legacy and Influence. Many esteemed pastors speak of MLJ influence on their ministries, and Iain Murray makes some insightful comments on writing MLJ biography.

    The Third DVD is from the ‘Behold your God’ series and features MLJ while discussing that if one has a correct view of God, one will avoid the lies of Pragmatism.

    A couple of small critiques. Unfortunately the DVD series does not include a segment on the life of Mrs Lloyd-Jones. Yet Mrs Lloyd-Jones was a valuable ‘help meet’ to her husband. She said her job was to keep him in the pulpit. Another minor criticism is that when the DVD records MLJ preaching, the video camera scans the church building which is distracting. It would have been better to focus the camera on the pulpit to emphasise the gravity and importance of the preached word (something MLJ himself emphasised). Finally, it would have been helpful to have had a video discussion on MLJ contribution to Reformed theology itself. MLJ expounded his views in his “Great Doctrines of the Bible”. He taught important truths such as the authority of the Scriptures, the Triune God, covenant theology, the doctrines of sovereign grace etc. His ‘Great Doctrines of the Bible’ remains a helpful user friendly introduction to Reformed theology.

    Minor criticisms aside, this is a powerful and heart moving documentary which led me to worship afresh the Triune God. I thought the producers have helpfully grasped important features in MLJ ministry. It is helpful and balanced.

    A couple of powerful quotes: Sinclair Ferguson commenting on MLJ preaching:
    “Expository, discerning, diagnostic, soul stretching, mind stretching, life changing preaching.”

    John MacArthur described MLJ:
    “Consummate preacher with a God-given gift of a very very rare mind, a man who completely believed the authority of scripture, and locked himself to the convictions that grow out of that scripture. He is a model for all true preachers”.

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